Tuesday, September 15, 2009
No Ham Sandwich for Lycos
"A grand juror who sat on one of the two panels to indict the wife of Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina on suspicion of setting their home on fire said Saturday he was disappointed that charges against her had once again been dismissed. ... Harris County [DA] Pat Lycos denied politics had anything to do with her decision Friday to dismiss charges against Francisa Medina. Instead, she said it was strictly new evidence that earned her approval. ... Expert evidence recently given to [Steve] Baldassano by the defense team--and agreed upon by at least one official from the Harris County Fire Marshall's Office--indicates it could have been an electrical fire. ... Arson cannot be ruled out either, said Baldassano, who emphazied that the defense's expert witnesses were 'highly regarded' in the field and also serve as experts for the state in other cases", my emphasis, Paige Hewitt at the Houston Chronicle, 30 August 2009, link: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6593152.html.
Aren't we impressed? How many "experts" did Lycos have look at the evidence to find one to say the fire could have been electrical. So? It could have been arson, or Martians. Let the jury decide. This stinks. Did Medina give Lycos anything to quash this indictment? Hey Lycos, has the moon anything to do with the tides? I last commented on this stinker 23 February 2008: http://skepticaltexascpa.blogspot.com/2008/02/harris-county-justice.html. Ham sandwich, see my 1 December 2008 post: http://skepticaltexascpa.blogspot.com/2008/12/sol-wachtler-was-right.html.